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  • Summary: Mike Nichols remakes "La Cage Aux Folles." The comedy features a flamboyant gay couple (Williams and Lane) who attempt to "play it straight" for their son's prospective in-laws.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 88
    The film is so boisterously entertaining that it's easy for the unsuspecting viewer not to realize that there's a message here.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    Everyone will be tickled pink by this sleek Mike Nichols remake.
  3. Hilarious, frenetic, and touching, but stereotyped and superficial in its treatment of both homosexuals and conservatives.
  4. A spirited remake of the French drag farce, has everything in place, from eyeliner to one-liner.
  5. While Birdcage has many isolated funny moments, long bits of slowness interrupt the energy.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    40
    This drag comedy is aimed squarely at middle America, where these cuddly queens should play very well -- just so long as nobody remembers that gay people don't just sing show tunes and cook delightful meals; they also have sex.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Aug 27, 2011
    10
    A truly amazing comedy filled with delightful performances. Lane is particularly memorable, he lets his talent shine and he milks every moment. A can't-be-missed experience! Expand
  2. AustinA.
    Nov 22, 2005
    9
    A delicious treat.

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